|Min Bet Per Line|
|Bet Range||0.15 - 150|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Golden Mane is kind of like the Black Beauty of online slot games. It focuses on horses as its theme, and the main emphasis is on a light colored steed with – you guessed it – a golden mane. This title is brought to you by software provider NextGen Gaming and boasts some pretty grand graphics. The backdrop is a serene and beautiful landscape, lined with mountains and lush, leafy trees, and the setting sun appears to be bathing all of this in liquid gold, painting an altogether glorious picture. As for the symbols, they represent a mixture of the lower value playing cards and a few more theme-related icons. Such as the autumn tree, the mountain and the three different wild horses. There’s a very nice soundtrack in the game as well, so keep your sound on.
Moving on to the game’s setup, you will find it quite basic. The layout features your common grid of 5 reels and 3 rows, with a total of 10 active paylines. The paylines are also fixed, so you won’t have the opportunity to regulate or adjust them. Stakes start off slightly higher than what you might expect, too. The minimum bet will set you back a total of 15p per single spin and the maximum amount you will be able to wager on these reels per spin is £150.
Where to Play
This game happens to have a randomly triggered feature, namely the Scatter Run feature. It can take place at any spin, at any point during gameplay, and it will add Scatter symbols to reels 2, 3 and 4, thus helping you trigger the main bonus round.
The Wild is an important symbol in this game, and not only because of its traditional Wildly properties. In addition to those, this is also the most lucrative symbol in the game – with its help you have the opportunity to pocket up to a whopping 1,500 coins. Of course, the Wild will be able to substitute for any of the regular symbols on the reels too, and furthermore, it can appear in any position, anywhere across the five reels. However, the Wild does not have the ability to substitute for the game’s Scatter.
Golden Mane is really all about the Freespins feature. In order to trigger it, you will have to land 2 or 3 Scatter symbols at the same time. Note that these can only land on the middle reels 2, 3 and 4, and what’s more, depending on whether you have triggered the feature with 2 or 3 Scatters, you will benefit from a different number of free spins.
Thus, by landing 2 Scatter symbols, you will receive only 2 free spins, but during the first free spin the Wild will replace the White Horse symbol. Then, during the second free spin the Wild will also replace the Black Horse symbol.
Now, if you triggered the feature with 3 Scatters, you will instead benefit from an extra 4 free spins, for a total of 6 free spins. In the third free spin, the Wild will then also replace the Mountain symbol. Finally, in the fourth free spin, the Wild will take the place of the Tree symbol. This will also be the case for the remaining 2 free spins. Note that you can also retrigger the feature by landing another two or three Scatters during the same spin.
Though fairly simplistic in its structure, Golden Mane can potentially prove to be very rewarding. It’s a medium to high variance offering, so you won’t be able to trigger the free spins very often. But those extra Wilds are really what make a difference.